Instead of taking the main road from Hue to Saigon, I thought about hooking up with Easy Riders and doing a few days from Hoi An (or My Son) through the Central Highlands.
I'm a single female traveling alone with a 37 L backpack.
1. Is this stupid dangerous? how many people do it? How recklessly do they drive and what, if anything can i do to ensure a true "easy rider". one that goes speeds I'M comfortable with. Are road conditions treacherous (in the countryside?)--anyone whose lived there or visited-do share !
2. Logistics: can me and a pack get on one bike? can the pack likely be tied to the back of a bike? Is it likely I'll need to transport my pack separately (hire another biker?).
3. Safety as a Solo-female. Will there be small groups I can hook up w/ (been hearing lots abou Sinh Cafe being a good tour operator for this sort of thing)?; Would it be possible i could do this in a group of 4-10 ppl? (does anyone want to go!??!)
4. Advice ? Anyone done it before?!?!?
Funny you should ask this cos we are considering Easy Riders. I actually posted on here ( I now remember - thought I posted in another forum) and got a response.
When I googled Easy Riders , I found 2 different web pages with easy riders in the web address so not sure if both are good or just one of them.
I might be carrying a 55L rucksack so also am curious if it's ok - from what was replied to my posting, they strap it onto the bike some how.
When will you be in Vietnam?
[ Edit: Edited on Jul 5, 2008, at 10:06 AM by mimihops ]
I know that this is an old post but wondering if you ever took the trip? I am headed to Vietnam in November '08 and wondering about the same things myself.
Please share any info....
Easy riders is avery good way to explore the country side and go off the beaten roads. However, there are some point for you, no matter solo or what ever:
1, safety condition: do you comfortably ride around Vietnam? Have you ever ride to the countryside, especially where the hilltribe people lives (they have their own rules)?
2, Preparation: can you repair bike (in case of broken, flat tires..)? What type of motor bike will you use (normal one in Vietnam is only good in this track if the total load is less then 100 kgs)?
I suppose, you are in Vietnam now, and you know how chaotic the traffic is here. So, think of these before you decide to do it independently or get it organized by a Travel agent
As far as I know, there are no professional Easy rider Operator in Central Vietnam, Google for Cuong Minsk (this guy is in Ha Noi, but he has been doing Easy rider for Years) you may get useful information
[ Edit: Edited on Sep 22, 2008, at 3:20 AM by travelolic ]